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    Default How to set music track as ringtone

    Hi all,

    I have 100's of songs on my galaxy nexus and i think i'm being a little bit of a noob on this one because i want to select a song as my ringtone for when it rings. Does anyone know how to do this?

    Thanks in advance
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    For my previous Samsung phone, I put the audio files into a folder called "Ringtones", then reboot.

    You could move it to the actual ringtones folder in the system folders, but you would need to adjust each file permission.
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    If that's the case... why is something that should've been simplified long ago still so confusing? We're only on what, the 4th major revision of this mobile OS?

    [BOX="QUOTE"]-Old 2004 Cell Phone: Put music in music folder, select music as ringtone.

    -Android: Put music in music folder, copy music and/or specific tracks to a separate ringtone folder for an entirely unnecessary reason, select ringtone -or- Put music in ringtone folder and hope the media player you use is able to see it[/BOX]

    Really? We're still doing this?
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    Download TonePicker Mp3 Ringtones from the market and choose any song you want as a ringtone or notification!

    PS It also worked on my N1, Sensation, and now Galaxy Nexus

    The market link was kind of long but it's a white music note inside a black album cover for the App thumbnail
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    It worked. Thank you
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    So, I'm trying to do this using Google music. I have hundreds of songs on my GN that I made available offline. However, when I go to pick a music track through TonePicker there are no music tracks available. What gives? Any help how to make the music show up in Google Music when I select Choose music track? Thanks!
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    Just copy the Music track to ringtone folder
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    Default Re: How to set music track as ringtone

    Quote Originally Posted by TerryMasters View Post
    If that's the case... why is something that should've been simplified long ago still so confusing? We're only on what, the 4th major revision of this mobile OS?

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    -Old 2004 Cell Phone: Put music in music folder, select music as ringtone.

    -Android: Put music in music folder, copy music and/or specific tracks to a separate ringtone folder for an entirely unnecessary reason, select ringtone -or- Put music in ringtone folder and hope the media player you use is able to see it


    Really? We're still doing this?
    yes because having a definitive and consistent file and folder structure makes sense. the lack thereof is probably one of the reasons why your 2004 phone OS is probably dying or dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gekko View Post
    yes because having a definitive and consistent file and folder structure makes sense. the lack thereof is probably one of the reasons why your 2004 phone OS is probably dying or dead.

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    I would agree with Gekko except that having to reboot the phone is pretty ed.... And I agree they should make it more intuitive. Not hard to look up, but come on, this is a basic piece of functionality for any phone- you should be able to figure it out easy just by going to the ringtone setting UI on the phone, no experience or googling needed...
    Easy enough, but if it can avoid the reboot I'll have to try some of the apps people mentioned.
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    I use Go SMS Pro to do this. Great SMS from the same guys who make the Go Launcher. It has the bonus ability to set ringtones and notifications. And no nasty force close problems.

    Negative point though, It doesn't show folders, just a huge list of all your mp3s, might have to scroll through them to find the right one. But considering your other options, it's a pretty good deal...
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    Well, there are more than one way to do this:
    1. Create a folder, either on internal or external, /media/audio/ringtones and /media/audio/notifications (you can try to do this for "alarms" too). Then put mp3 in there accordingly. If necessary, download a rescan media app to rescan the library after moving. This method guarantees it will be on the ringtone list and will not be included in the stock music player.
    2. Using a file browser, select the desired song and open it with any music player (turn off the default setting under Settings/Application), then tap Menu button and there's an option to set it as ringtone.
    3. I think most music players allow you to do this. Just open the music player, play the song, tap Menu button, and it has that ringtone option.
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    So I should not only have to spend more money in the android market to use a function that used to be included in the OS, but on top of this - I have to have an MP3 stored TWICE on the same drive to do it and this is the BEST solution? Is this a troll or something?

    Its not the money really. I have money. Its the principle of the thing. I am not going to spend more money on a function my old phone had but my new one does not. Ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twyst3d View Post
    So I should not only have to spend more money in the android market to use a function that used to be included in the OS, but on top of this - I have to have an MP3 stored TWICE on the same drive to do it and this is the BEST solution? Is this a troll or something? From the way you are all okay with this, its like listening to a bunch of iPhone users. For shame.

    Its not the money really. I have money. Its the principle of the thing. I am not going to spend more money on a function my old phone had but my new one does not. Ridiculous.
    It doesn't cost you anything. Just put a new folder on the phone called "Ringtones" (or "Notifications" or "Alarms") and put any sound you want in it. Chill out.
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    As someone else mentioned, I just use my SMS replacement app to do this. You can do it using Go SMS, but I use Handcent. They come with a "Music Picker" or something like that, inside the app itself, so when you want to customize your contacts' notification sounds, you can use it to select any mp3 on your phone. The problem with this, as also previously mentioned, is it really shows every single music file on your phone, whether it's a notification "tone" like a bell ringing, or an mp3 "song" - in a really long list you scroll through. Still, beats everything else in my opinion. Been using this for years now, since I use Handcent on every Android phone.
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    make a folder from your computer, file name should be "ringtones" transfer all the .mp3 or tracks or music you want. When you go back to setting up the incoming call and sms tones, it's all there.

    Hope this helps. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by richellereannvii View Post
    make a folder from your computer, file name should be "ringtones" transfer all the .mp3 or tracks or music you want. When you go back to setting up the incoming call and sms tones, it's all there.

    Hope this helps. :-)
    There is already a folder called ringtones and another called notifications. You don't have to create new ones, just copy the mp3s that you want to use into one of them.
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    If you don't know how to do this and your talking smack about android you should
    #1 not have a nexus #2 get an iPhone if android is too complicated . And honestly Iphone is great for a lot of people because the ease of use. But that's no fun anyway.
    Why would you want to use the whole song as your ringtone?? That's stupid you wouldn't hear any of the song you wanted too. Just download one of the many ringtone Maker apps on the market for free chose what part of the song you want for the ringtone and it will save it and apply it for you . PRESTO
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    Maybe we should just let this old thread die before any more trolls wander in.....
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    I know it's old but I guess I'll chime in. I agree with the OP...mostly. I've had my Nexus for maybe a month now and not having things built in that you are accustomed to can be a pain. Sure, it's not a hard thing to work around but it's those little things that keep people from switching to Android from iOS I think.

    I guess I didn't realize some of the actual useful things that were added in Sense and Touchwiz as I had never experienced stock Android.

    I keep swiping down hoping to get my power control bar to show up for instance. That was a useful feature for quickly turning wifi/gps/etc on and off. Can I work around it? Sure. But once you're used to it it's hard to imagine why stock Android doesn't have it. There is no downside that I can see.

    Just my opinion.
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    How can i create that folder on my Galaxy nexus
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    Quote Originally Posted by Papasmerf View Post
    So, I'm trying to do this using Google music. I have hundreds of songs on my GN that I made available offline. However, when I go to pick a music track through TonePicker there are no music tracks available. What gives? Any help how to make the music show up in Google Music when I select Choose music track? Thanks!
    I know your problem here. Saving from Google music will be under android -> com.google.android.music. Worst of all it isn't named after anything, its just songXXX with random numbers. Only thing I can say is transfer the song manually form your laptop and it should work.

    The new android file transfer system is awful, at least on a mac. I can't make sub folders, can't move files from one folder to another, and it crashes all the time. All the proper folders you need are there so no need to make a new one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slashes View Post
    How can i create that folder on my Galaxy nexus
    Either download a file manager app or use your PC.
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    The 'Ringtones' folder is already present on your device. Just pop whatever .mp3 or .ogg in the folder and then choose it in 'ringtone settings' on your device. If you don't have a 29 sec or so version of the song/track you wish to use, browse the innanets for it -- i bet you can find a pre-made version. After you download it, move it to the 'Ringtones' folder and then head to 'ringtone settings' and choose it.

    No external apps or hassles. Nexus is about as easy as it gets.
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